Estate Law and Family Law

Our committed private client practice provides a full range of services to individuals, families and new or established entrepreneurs. The private client group advises on all aspects of family law, residential property and estate disputes.


Estates / estate planning / family law

The team specializes in the planning of private estates and inheritance issues, in foundations, in the design and execution of wills as well as in marriage/registered partnerships and inheritance agreements, all in close cooperation with our firm’s experienced public notaries.

Divorce law

The private client specialists at Kellerhals Carrard are also recognized as a leading team in the aforementioned areas of family law. Our attorneys bring a sophisticated, pragmatic and personal approach to all issues concerning relationships and wealth protection. The challenges arising in connection with the dissolution of family relationships can be complex. Our work commonly involves very substantial assets, international issues and trust, tax and pension considerations. Our comprehensive services also extend to advising our clients on wealth protection issues, including prenuptial and marital agreements, and include social security aspects. We advise and represent our clients in international and Swiss family law proceedings as well as in divorce and child custody proceeding.

Private clients

Tax planning advice is one core competence of our private client practice. Clients who entrust their personal affairs to Kellerhals Carrard gain the services of a team whose tax planning expertise has received national recognition. We administer Swiss foreign estates in an efficient and sensitive manner, dealing with all tax issues, including the variation of wills and the implementation of post-death tax-saving strategies.

Advice and litigation

Our services include both advising clients and litigation before state courts and arbitral tribunals.


Deals / cases / references

Given the confidential nature this practice, we cannot list any cases or clients in this section.